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For the third year in a row, St. Boniface Hospital Research has made the list of top research hospitals in Canada, according to Research Infosource’s annual Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list, which ranks Canadian hospitals on their success in attracting support for health research.

“This is a significant accomplishment and even more impressive because we’ve now done it for three years in a row” says Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research for St. Boniface Hospital. “Our researchers continue to attract a level of funding that reflects the incredibly high standards of research accomplishment here at the Centre”.

St. Boniface Hospital Research is ranked 1st in western Canada (11th overall) for researcher intensity – defined as dollars attracted per researcher – and 6th in Canada in the category of small hospital-affiliated research facilities, representing a 7.9% increase from 2013.

“St. Boniface Hospital Foundation has always been proud of our Research Centre and the great work they deliver year in and year out. It’s always wonderful to receive third party recognition of the pioneering research at St. Boniface” says Chuck LaFleche, President & CEO, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

“We congratulate our faculty members who are doing this research at St. Boniface on this national recognition,” says Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International) and Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba.

St. Boniface Hospital Research encompasses three medical research facilities on the campus of St. Boniface Hospital – the G. Campbell MacLean Building, the Dr. Andrei Sakharov MRI Centre, and the I.H. Asper Clinical Research Institute – and four research programs including the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM), and Clinical Research.

Generously supported by the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and affiliated with the University of Manitoba, the Centre has gained a world-wide reputation for excellence in medical research; important not only to Canadians, but to people around the world. Please visit ResearchWasHere.com to discover how we are working today to improve our health, and our lives, in the future!

For complete information: http://www.researchinfosource.com/top40_hosp.php

About Research Infosource Inc.

Research Infosource Inc., a division of The Impact Group, is Canada’s source of R&D intelligence. Research Infosource Inc. publishes Canada’s Innovation Leaders, which includes Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders List, Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List, Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals List and Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges List.

For more information, contact:
Bill Peters
Manager, Communications & Media Services
St. Boniface Hospital Research
Ph. (204) 258-1325
email: bpeters@sbrc.ca

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